Hall lets provide a regular source of income for many churches. Kirk sessions may wish to consider the following questions regarding hall usage:
- If hall rents are set at a realistic level (please note that rent levels may rightly be influenced by the intended purpose of the activity)
- Whether or not the right balance is being struck between generating income from lets and the availability and use of hall space for the congregation's core purposes (i.e., more direct mission and community engagement)
- If the hall space is fit for purpose, or if additional renovations could make it more appealing to potential users
You may be interested to watch the third Chalmers Lecture 2019, which considers this matter in more depth.